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UDP wins $25M from insurers over doomed 5 Star Foods deal
Corporate October 10, 2019 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hong Kong-based UDP was entitled to $25 million from its insurers after losing more than $30 million from its disastrous acquisition of dairy conglomerate 5 […]

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Yes whey: ACCC signs off on Saputo-Lion dairy acquisition
Competition & Consumer Protection September 26, 2019 12:30 pm By Amelia Birnie

The competition watchdog has given Canadian dairy producer Saputo the green light to acquire Australian competitor Lion Dairy’s cheese processing plants, but has warned any […]

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I can’t believe it’s not milk: Vitasoy wins right to trade mark ‘Growing Milk’ slogan
Intellectual Property September 24, 2019 4:32 pm By Amelia Birnie

Dairy giant Fonterra has lost its bid to stop Vitasoy from registering its slogan ‘Growing Milk Since 1940’ as a trade mark, after unsuccessfully arguing […]

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Full Court finds Bellamy’s cost-capping appeal ‘not strong’, but denies indemnity costs
Class Actions October 7, 2019 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A failed challenge by baby food maker Bellamy’s Australia to a decision rejecting its application to limit legal costs in two class actions was “not […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman ‘very concerned’ about Subway’s non-compliance
Employment October 1, 2019 8:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Fair Work Ombudsman says she is “very concerned” by the level of non-compliance with workplace laws by national sandwich franchise Subway, as inspectors recover […]

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James Estate Wines liquidator wins court OK to pursue $57M lawsuit against ANZ
Restructuring & Insolvency September 24, 2019 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The special purpose liquidator appointed to four companies in the collapsed James Estate Wines group has been given the go-ahead by a judge to enter […]

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High Court asked to take up personal leave case after shift workers’ victory
Employment September 16, 2019 9:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Government wants the High Court to weigh in on a landmark ruling last month that found food manufacturing giant Mondelez was short-changing its […]

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Bellamy’s interests protected without class action cost-capping, Full Court says
Appeals August 28, 2019 8:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Concerns about duplicative costs in multiple class actions are better addressed by case management decisions aimed at cutting excessive expense, not by limiting the amount […]

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Full Court tosses Bellamy’s class action cost-capping appeal
Appeals August 26, 2019 9:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bellamy’s has lost its appeals court battle to limit the costs incurred by lawyers jointly running two shareholder class actions against the baby food maker. […]

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Aldi’s lack of booze rep dooms opposition to ‘Alby’ craft beer trade mark
Intellectual Property September 10, 2019 5:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aldi has failed in its attempt to block applications for three ‘Alby’ trade marks filed by a Western Australian craft brewery, thanks to the supermarket […]

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